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Trudeau calls northern Saskatchewan suicides a tragedy as fourth youngster dies – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2016  OTTAWA _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the recent rash of suicides in northern Saskatchewan is a tragedy. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday, Trudeau said it’s all too common for young indigenous people to take their own lives. “It’s obviously a tremendous tragedy in Saskatchewan that happens all […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2016183 Views

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This is a crisis’: 4th girl takes own life in northern Saskatchewan – CBC

Sadness and disbelief at Prince Albert Grand Council annual assembly Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 CBC News has learned another girl in northern Saskatchewan has taken her own life. Prince Albert Grand Council Grand Chief Ron Michel told the crowd at the annual assembly Tuesday that a 10-year-old girl from Deschambault Lake had killed herself. Federation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016255 Views

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12-year-old Stanley Mission suicide victim remembered as ‘amazing’ daughter – Regina Leader-Post

Before she took her life on Oct. 7, Ariana Mercedes Roberts was a 12-year-old who loved the outdoors and cherished time with family. Roberts was one of three youth who lost their lives in a string of suicides over a period of four days before Thanksgiving, rattling the communities of Stanley Mission and La Ronge. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 2016205 Views

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Northern Sask. communities in shock after 3 girls take own lives – CBC

Oct 14, 2016 More than 20 young people considered high risk The northern Saskatchewan communities of La Ronge and Stanley Mission are in shock after three young girls took their own lives within four days. The girls were 12 to 14 years old. “Everyone is on edge right now,” said Lac La Ronge Indian Band […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2016246 Views

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AFN NYC Calls to Action

AFN NYC Calls to Action September 19 2016 The AFN National Youth Council (NYC) has announced the Calls to Action on Life Promotion in First Nations Communities calling for dignity, respect, human rights, justice, and equitable access to resources for all First Nations communities. The twelve Calls to Action emerged from local and regional consultations […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2016339 Views

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Social media storm following death of Colten Boushie sparks fear in First Nations youth: FSIN – Parkland Online

August 22, 2016 Racial tensions are continuing to flare over social media since the shooting death of an Indigenous man on a rural Saskatchewan property. “One of my concerns is the fear taking place amongst the communities right now for the First Nations youth that are here,” said Andre Bear, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2016190 Views

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Indigenous youth in Sask. speak out about racism, hope for change – CBC

There is ‘so much that we have to fix in order for people to be safe and free,’ says Erica Violet Lee Aug 18, 2016 For many young Indigenous people in Saskatchewan, the shooting death of Colten Boushie has highlighted racial tensions they are all too familiar with. They are frustrated and worried that the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2016182 Views

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Mentoring and First Nations Youth – Big Brothers Big Sisters

Credits: Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada Published on Jul 8, 2016 First nations people experience major depression at twice the national average. Suicide rates are five to seven times higher for First Nations youth than for non-Aboriginal youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada is working with aboriginal youth to improve health and well-being through […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2016238 Views

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United Church Youth Teach About Reconciliation

Credits: fncaringsociety Published on Jul 8, 2016 Children and youth have a voice and can teach others about reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the importance of culturally-based equity for Aboriginal young people and communities. This vignette draws upon the experiences of Katelyn and Sarah to illustrate the process of reconciliation (truth telling, acknowledging, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 22, 2016257 Views

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FSIN youth elected to AFN national youth council

(Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) – The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Executive extends congratulations to FSIN Youth Representative Andre Bear following his election as the male co-chair of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Youth Council (NYC). The Executive also congratulates Cheyenne Fineday for her election to the AFN NYC executive. Bear and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2016208 Views

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